With Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie and John Goodman, it's incredible that such a dull, dreary adaptation of a classic was made. This relates to the books only by having little people living in a house. Quite honestly, it could have equaly well been called "Truckers", as it has about the same amount of similarity to that as it does Mary Norton's magical tales.
If you want to see "The Borrowers" come to life, then track down the marvellous BBC TV series, or try the Studio Ghibli animation, but give this a wide berth. only the fantastic cast gets this two stars. One star is severely tempting.